Louie has to survive on hardtack (Bisquick's evil twin) and small cups of tea.
Even though his track achievements make him kind of a celebrity (some of the natives know his name), Louie receives no special treatment.
His cell is infested with mosquitoes, lice, and rats—oh my.
The guards humiliate Phil and Louie, forcing them to whistle and sing while having rocks chucked at them. They're stripped of their dignity.
One day Louie is pulled from his cell and he assumes he's going to be executed.
Luckily though, he's only interrogated. Louie lies to them, but Phil tells them about how a B-24D works. However, Phil believes that the Japanese are desperate for information because they're losing the war.
Later, a guard named Kawamura shows up a Louie's door. He's nice, and he teaches Louie some Japanese.
When one of the cruel guards pokes Louie in the face with a stick, Kawamura beats the man up.
Three weeks later, Louie and Phil are injected with a mysterious substance. The Japanese are testing chemicals to be used in biological warfare. Good thing they're not very good at it, so Phil and Louie both survive.
Unfortunately, Louie comes down with dengue fever. Just like being sick doesn't get you out of dodge ball in middle school though, his illness doesn't exempt him from continued stonings.
One day, Louie caves to interrogation and shows the Japanese where American bases are. However, the "bases" he shows them are fake airfields.
On August 24, Louie and Phil are finally shipped off Execution Island to a POW camp in Yokohama.